Jun 2020
Author(s): Sucre, Carlos G.; Carvajal, Paola
This technical note reviews and analyses the collapse in oil prices over the first quarter of 2020 and its direct relationship to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses the technical,…
May 2020
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Amann, Edmund
The policies being implemented in the region to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 are short-term support mechanisms, to ensure income for the most vulnerable groups and support to firms facing demand…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Díaz Cassou, Javier; Beverinotti, Javier; Andrian, Leandro Gaston; Castellani, Francesca; Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Manzano, Osmel; Castilleja, Liliana
Este documento analiza el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 en los países prestatarios del Grupo BID en la Región Andina.
Aug 2019
Author(s): Solano-Rodriguez, Baltazar; Pye, Steve; Li, Pei-Hao; Ekins, Paul; Manzano, Osmel; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
An energy transition driven by climate policy and technological change creates uncertainty for oil producers. Many Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments rely on oil for fiscal revenues. Here…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar; Khadan, Jeetendra; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan; Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
Energy revenues represent roughly 45 percent of Trinidad and Tobago's GDP and are highly volatile since they are correlated with the price of oil and gas. Hence, sharp changes in energy prices,…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Wright, Allan; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
The macroeconomic performance of the countries in the Country Caribbean Department on average worsened in 2016 but is expected to improve in 2017. However, downside risks remain, including heightened…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
Economic diversification is an incessant theme threading policy discussion in Trinidad and Tobago, although with an ebb and flow over time. This topic is once again at the forefront of policy…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Gomez Osorio, Camillo; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Okey, Onoh-Obasi
British voters surprised the world when they voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Markets reacted heavily to the surprise, resulting in high volatility in all major stock indices as well…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Marola A.
This paper explains in detail the external sustainability assessment approach given by the stock-flow relationship between the net external positions, non-income current account plus net capital…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón
New production in the United States, due to a significant increase in unconventional oil reserves that were not exploited until recently, is changing the outlook for the international oil market. The…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón
El ensayo describe la nueva fisonomía y la mecánica defuncionamiento del mercado petrolero mundial y está dividido en seis partes.
Las tres primeras analizan la evolución del mercado en los…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Scholl, Lynn; Fevre, Chloe; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Linares, Ana María; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Vargas, María José; Maciel, Odette
As part of its 2015-16 work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is preparing the evaluation of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) country program with Trinidad and Tobago…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Scholl, Lynn; Fevre, Chloe; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Linares, Ana María; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Vargas, María José; Maciel, Odette
En el marco de su plan de trabajo para 2015-2016, la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) está preparando la evaluación del programa de país del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo con Trinidad y…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Sucre, Carlos
This note provides a long term perspective on the decline in the price of crude oil taking place in the global oil market over the second half of 2014 by analyzing the fundamentals of the crude oil…